Jazz Book From Ragtime to the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 155652823X
ISBN-13: 9781556528231
Edition: 7th 2009
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Description: Considered the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume for more than 50 years, this reference has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians since the book's last publication  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Considered the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume for more than 50 years, this reference has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians since the book's last publication in 1992, as well as the fruits of current research about earlier periods in the history of jazz. In addition, new chapters have been added on John Zorn, jazz in the 1990s and beyond, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western instruments, postmodernist and repertory big bands, how the avant-garde has explored tradition, and many other subjects. This survey of past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz continues to showcase an art form widely regarded as America's greatest contribution to the world's musical culture.

Joachim-Ernst Berendt(1922–2000) was an internationally known authority on jazz and the author of more thannbsp;20 books. HisJazz Bookwas first published in 1952 and has been translated into many languages.Günther Huesmannstudied musicology, film and television, and pedagogy; a festival organizer and writer for jazz radio shows, he was responsible for the previous revision ofThe Jazz Book.

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